Volunteer

Every year over 500 people add immense value to The Connection’s services by volunteering their time. We currently have the following vacancies:

Friends of the Connection

The Friends of the Connection – a sister charity, which raises money for the Connection’s work, is looking for volunteers to help with communications, fund-raising and membership recruitment. These tasks would involve working closely with the Friends’ Committee and giving a few hours a month. If you are interested please email Nigel Thorpe on nigeljthorpe@gmail.com

We require the following voluntary assistance to support our work with homeless people.

Outreach Volunteers 8:30pm to 1am

Our Outreach Team is looking for experienced volunteers who can be contacted on a casual basis to assist with the outreach late shifts. The Connection holds the contract to conduct homeless outreach in the borough of Westminster. We send teams out every evening throughout the year assessing people on the streets and offering advice and referrals into services. You would have either have had experience in outreach work, are in training to work in the homeless sector and looking for experience or have a strong background and/or interest in the homeless sector – particularly in outreach services. You would join our bank of outreach volunteers who would be contacted regularly when we have vacancies and need extra people. The shift is from 8:30pm to 1am in the morning. Expenses can be paid if you are a student or unwaged/low waged.

Student Placements

The Connection at St Martin’s takes on student placements from Social Work, Youth Work, Ex-offenders and Substance Misuse or Mental Health specialist courses that need to complete a work placement as part of their final year studies. Please be aware that due to high demand and limited places it is imperative you apply early and application does not guarantee a place with the charity as it is competitive. Please contact the Volunteer Manager for more information and/or application forms.

All volunteers at The Connection at St Martin’s will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

For more information about these opportunities please call Lance Kuhn – Volunteer Manager on 020 7925 7893 or email lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk

All volunteers will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

*Please note, we require a six month commitment for most of our volunteering positions.

For more information about what it’s like to volunteer with us watch this short film.